It's Official!

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  1. txteach2b

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    I already posted in the jobs, but I decided to post the official news...I signed my contract yesterday!

    What started back in April at a job fair ended up in me getting the job! In reality, this position has been five years in the making. I have been a para for 7 years, looking for a teaching position for 5. I gained a lot of experience where I was, and worked with fantastic teachers. I had a great support system. Everyone knew I was looking, and they were behind me 100%.

    For the first 5 years, I had one interview per year, with an average of 2 job fairs, and no call backs. This year, I kept feeling like it was my year to land the job, and kept telling myself so. I had one interview before school was out in my district, and was turned down. I went back and forth on the phone with one school and finally got an interview. After that, I had 2 other interviews with another district. Eventually, I got my job!

    With each interview I got less nervous, and I could feel myself gaining confidence. I still wonder what I said that impressed them so much. I'll say one thing, though. I felt a connection with my new boss that I never felt in any other interview.

    My message to those looking...don't give up! Your time will come! It took five years for me. They weren't always easy, and I did my share of crying and getting depressed. Actually, I had already resigned myself to the fact I would be at my other school for at least another year. I told myself I was going to learn something new. That's what you have to do: keep a positive outlook no matter what your circumstance. My time came. Yours will too!
     
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    CONGRATS!!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  4. Kangaroo22

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    That's awesome! Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats! :) :) :)
     
  7. ECE ABC

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    Yaaaay!! That's so awesome!!!


    Great story too :)
     
  8. bridgetbordeaux

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    Congrats! I love to hear a story like yours.
    Have a great year.
     
  9. OhThePlaces

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    Congrats!! :D
     
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    Congrats! That is so awesome!!!!!!!
     
  11. teacher girl

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    congrats!!!!!
     
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    Thanks for sharing your story and words of encouragement for those still waiting!
     
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    Congrats! That is so exciting.
     
  14. Luv2TeachInTX

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    That's so awesome- congratulations! It took me three years to find a job, so I know what a great feeling it is! :D
     
  15. Goingback

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    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!
     
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    Your tenacity paid off. Congrats!
     
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    CONGRATS!!! :) Thank you for sharing your story as well as encouraging those of us who are still job searching and may be feeling blue:)
     
  18. giraffe326

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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats! Enjoy your new kids. :)
     
  20. mairak

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    congratulations! wish you all the best! :thumb::thumb::)
     
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    Congrats!
     
  22. TamiJ

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    That´s very exciting. Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!!
     

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